Requests for comment/Global ban for LocoWiki

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The following request for comments is closed. This request is procedurally invalid. It has failed to comply with points 3 and 4 of Global bans#Obtaining consensus for a global ban. The user has not been informed on each project the user was active, nor the relevant communities where this user editted. Notifications to both the user and the wikis where this user was active are mandatory. If you are interested in launching another global ban discussion against LocoWiki, you can open a new RfC and ask for help regarding the cross-wiki notifications at WM:RFH. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:14, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Rationale[edit]

Report of Taichi from global lock request:

As administrator of Spanish Wikipedia, I report that LocoWiki (named Felipe Crespo) and his various sockpuppets (in special from El Bien y El Mal) self-promoted crosswiki in various Wikipedias (for example, in Russian, in French, in Japanese, and another languages). His sockpuppets was discovered one year ago in English Wikipedia and Portuguese Wikipedia and blocked in both sites, but the situation went unnoticed on the Spanish Wikipedia. One week ago an user reported the situation in es.wikipedia, and also added a possible promotion of some artist friends (Crespo is a YouTuber and Instagram influencer). I take two excerpts from the request to the sysops posted on the Spanish Wikipedia (translated by Google Translator).

The user LocoWiki created Felipe Crespo in June 2019, an article that delves too deeply into the life of this Ecuadorian celebrity, even with somewhat personal photos. When analyzing the images I saw that it is the user LocoWiki who has uploaded them, with EXIF ​​data included, which means that he himself has taken the photos or someone who made them has provided them.

— MiguelAlanCS in Spanish Wikipedia

If we see the collaborations in Commons of the user LocoWiki we see that he has a few images of recognized Ecuadorians of various kinds, not only of this Felipe Crespo, and that those photos have been used in separate biographical articles that he has created on eswiki.

— MiguelAlanCS in Spanish Wikipedia

The request was attended by some local sysops and yesterday was made a sysop resolution about the LocoWiki's case. The user and the sockpuppets were blocked indefinitely and also...

Any promotion related to Felipe Crespo both here in Spanish Wikipedia and in other sister projects must be withdrawn if it is found that it was indeed the work of LocoWiki or one of his puppets. Meta-Wiki stewards will be informed about the crosswiki promotion and what action they will take globally with the user.

— Taichi in Spanish Wikipedia

In compliance with the point of the resolution, I ask for the stewards to act in this case. Taichi - (あ!) 06:08, 7 May 2020 (UTC)

Support[edit]

  1. Support Support I'm casting the first vote for this discussion and i intend to get this case an attention. My reason why i support this global ban is because this editor is close to a popular YouTuber, which for me looks like a person that should be not in here. I would like to !oppose this ban because this looks like a fishy case for ban (due to extensive discussion on the rationale for the ban), but seeing that he wants to tie himself or associating with that popular YouTuber?! This should be enough for me to support the ban, since he's likely belongs to the interests of that YouTuber and not for our projects he has edited on. By the way, enough is enough. SMB99thx talk 23:38, 7 June 2020 (UTC)
    I'm not strong supporter of the ban because as i said above there are problems with this case (which made me considering opposition). Even saying "enough is enough" does not mean i strongly support the ban. This discussion has people say "enough is enough", but they did not give Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support vote. (Please note that i'm not voting twice) SMB99thx talk 08:17, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
  2. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support per the above statement. 147.192.184.237 00:10, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
  3. Support Support as proponent Esteban (talk) 23:29, 8 June 2020 (UTC)
  4. Symbol strong support vote.svg Strong support I support the proposal as "discoverer" of the case in eswiki. It's a bitter pill I stumbled upon, but I think the project should not be used as an advertising platform, and the evidence is obvious. MiguelAlanCS (talk) 08:16, 9 June 2020 (UTC)

Oppose[edit]

Comments[edit]

Symbol note.svg Note I have moved the discussion of the rationale to here for convenience and to follow other global ban discussions. Please do not reply to my message. SMB99thx talk 11:58, 8 June 2020 (UTC)

All sockpuppets were already blocked and steward involved on it recommended this procedure for main account (LocoWiki) Regards!!! Esteban (talk) 19:36, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

  • @Ezarate and Taichi: Question Question: The CentralAuth says the user is blocked on eswiki, enwiki, and commons, so criterion 3 is met. Has the user (c. 2) "been carefully informed about appropriate participation in the projects and has had fair opportunity to rectify any problems"? And how is the user's (c. 1) "ongoing pattern of cross-wiki abuse [...] not merely vandalism or spam"? ミラP 16:27, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
point c.2)

Report 1 about wrong uses of userpages and he participated in the thread, this happen in 2014

/2014/06&oldid=125250903#Caso_Wiki2010XD/LocoWiki Report 2 same year and also he participated on it.

point c.3) It is known he's Felipe Crespo and he created his articles in several languages including in Russian and Japanese (El Bien y El Mal is a LocoWiki's sockpuppet verified by checkuser) so there is a crosswiki abuse. Regards!! Esteban (talk)
@Ezarate: Criterion 1 says "uncontroversial cases of cross-wiki spam may be handled with a lock (which may be made by a steward, without need for extensive discussion)." The issue with the subpages was only in eswiki, right? ミラP 22:22, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment @Ezarate and Taichi: I just learned that the creator of the jawiki article was glocked along with another sock for "Cross-wiki abuse". Both the accounts were indeffed as CU-confirmed socks of LocoWiki. Ruslik0, you locked both accounts, so wouldn't mind glocking LocoWiki too and considering whether or not this RFC is really necessary. ミラP 22:43, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in replying but I will explain the case with more details. The user LocoWiki already had a decade of problems about his editions locally on Spanish Wikipedia. Locally, in 2014 the Spanish Wikipedia users contained a disaster created for him (about 1000 articles), but he was even given the opportunity to amend his conduct, but the years passed and he did not change.
One month ago the user MiguelAlanCS exposed in Spanish Wikipedia a more complex case about suspicious contributions of LocoWiki in Wikimedia Commons, attached with his popularity as local YouTuber:
El usuario LocoWiki creó Felipe Crespo en junio de 2019, artículo que ahonda en demasía en la vida de dicha celebridad ecuatoriana, incluso con fotos un tanto personales. Al analizar las imágenes vi que es el propio usuario LocoWiki quien las ha subido, con datos EXIF incluidos, lo cual quiere decir que él mismo ha hecho las fotos o alguien que las hizo se las ha facilitado.
Si vemos las colaboraciones en Commons del usuario LocoWiki vemos que tiene unas cuantas imágenes de ecuatorianos de diversa índole, no solo del tal Felipe Crespo, y que esas fotos las ha usado en sendos artículos biográficos que ha creado en eswiki. Como por ejemplo: Mayra Jaime, Fernanda Vásconez, Samara Montero, Denisse Angulo, Mario Cabezas, Michelle Medina...


(translation to English)
The user LocoWiki created Felipe Crespo in June 2019, an article that delves too deeply into the life of this Ecuadorian celebrity, even with somewhat personal photos. When analyzing the images, I saw that it is the user LocoWiki who has uploaded them, with EXIF ​​data included, which means that he himself has taken the photos or someone who made them has provided them.
If we see the collaborations in Commons of the user LocoWiki we see that he has a few images of Ecuadorians of various kinds, not only of this Felipe Crespo, and that these photos have been used in separate biographical articles that he has created on eswiki. For example: Mayra Jaime, Fernanda Vásconez, Samara Montero, Denisse Angulo, Mario Cabezas, Michelle Medina ...
— MiguelAlanCS in Spanish Wikipedia
The local sysops analyzed the case and discovered that the user LocoWiki had assembled a particular promotional device in Wikipedia not only for him, but for friendly artists. Also the local sysops discovered that LocoWiki was blocked in English and Portuguese Wikipedia because his selfpromotion.
Today, the promotion of the character that LocoWiki represents (Felipe Crespo) in various Wikipedias and Wikidata is still maintained, since it was only limited to blocking the sockpuppets, which could allow the user in the future to continue his promotion on Wikipedias where he has not yet been blocked (including Wikidata). Taichi - (あ!) 04:25, 26 May 2020 (UTC)